Home Briefs: Canned food sold here safe, says Case

Canned food sold here safe, says Case

Canned food products sold in Singapore are safe for consumption, according to a recent test by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case).

The consumer watchdog tested 30 canned food products for levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that has been linked to health concerns.

The carbon-based synthetic compound is used to make certain plastics, and can leach into foods from the lacquer lining of cans.

Results showed that migration levels of BPA for all 30 products were within the safety limit, with the majority having no detectable amounts of BPA at all.

Case said the migration level may be higher in canned food that has been on the shelf for an extended period of time, and advised consumers to buy and eat canned food products in moderation.

Road closures on Sunday for marathon

Roads in the city area will be closed on Sunday morning for the Safra Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon.

Participants of the run, which flags off at 5am at the Esplanade Bridge, will be pounding their way through the Central Business District, around Marina Bay and the National Stadium before ending at the Padang along St Andrew's Road at noon.

Many roads in these areas will be affected by full or partial road closures beginning from as early as midnight; they will reopen to traffic by noon.

The roads include: Robinson Road, Shenton Way, Marina Boulevard, Nicoll Highway (towards the city), Fullerton Road and Maxwell Road.

For more information on the event and a full list of road closures, visit www.safra.sg/ssbr_ahm.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe